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Emergency Funding Application

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Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be used to assist students who require financial assistance due to COVID-19 circumstances and expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus. The goal is to keep students on the path to academic success during this unexpected crisis. Emergency Financial Aid Grants help any currently enrolled student who faced financial difficulties due to COVID-19 from the winter and spring 2020 terms and is enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year. It enables students and families to look to Northland for additional support.

Funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Students who receive money will not be required to repay it.

Emergency Financial Aid grants provide two types of financial support:

  1. Coronavirus disruptions – expenses occurred due to Coronavirus related campus transitions
  2.  Institutional hardship – to intervene in cases where a student may be forced to consider withdrawing from the College due to financial hardship created by the Coronavirus
  • Title IV eligible current student with a FAFSA on file.
  •  Enrolled in winter 2020 and currently enrolled in 20-2021 as a full-time degree seeking student.
  •  In good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated financial hardship.

Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit a justification and supporting documentation as the situation allows. Examples of supporting documentation include but are not limited to:

  • Screenshots of emails and web page
  • Documentation showing a loss of employment or significant reduction of wages.
  • Eviction notice.
  • Utility bill indicating shut-off notice.
  • Medical bills not covered by health insurance.
  • Statement from student accounts.
  • All 11 digits of your student ID.
  • Check all that apply.
  • Maximum request is $1,500 in order to help as many students as possible.
  • Please outline and provide a brief description why you specifically need crisis relief funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A justification outlines the purpose, value, and need of your request. Feel free to include any additional information you believe to be valuable. If the selection committee has any follow up questions, please keep in mind that they might reach out to you via email.
  • Students are required to submit documentation supporting the justification. This can include screenshots of emails and web pages. It is recommended that you put everything into a single document and upload that. Examples of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to: documentation showing a loss of employment or significant reduction of wages, screenshots of your unemployment application status, eviction notice, utility bill indicating shut-off notice, medical bills, or statement from student accounts.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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